Prologue: As usually happens with interactions on Twitter, especially during chats, a connection, idea, and motivation develops. This past Saturday (10/12/14) #satchat, not unusually, led to one of those moments. The conversation centered around engaging stakeholders for the benefit of students. A question arose as to how the greater community could be involved, and given recent… Continue reading Bammy’s national to local: a movement to recognize the positives in education
Originally posted on Teach Between The Lines:
This was the best open conversation session I took part in during the day. It was inspiring to see and hear from so many leaders working at different capacities in the school. It was equally exciting to have a handful of teachers stepping up and sharing their experiences…
“If you build it they will come” Funny watching a piece on the 25th anniversary of “Field of Dreams” this week, how iconic that phrase has become. In today’s education field there is a lot of building going on…for teachers and for students. Not necessarily in the physical brick and mortar sense, but technologically. There… Continue reading Educators Field of Dreams: will you come?
A few weeks ago during #satchat and their live presentation from the Penn Graduate School of Education, I recall a particular comment made by Billy Krakower (@wkrakower) that really resonated…he commented how he as a teacher, was part of a Twitter team made up of a principal @bcurrie5 and now superintendent @ScottRRocco, and yet at… Continue reading Twitter the Great Equalizer
It is basic and simple, I am thankful for connections because they make me a better educator and that benefits my students and my school. In the road to learning, there have been many stewards of knowledge who have been my fueling stations to follow a path to impact learning. Locally I thank my colleagues… Continue reading Why I am thankful for my connections
“Some of the greatest battles will be fought within the silent chambers of your own soul.” ~Ezra Taft Benson I am a passionate person, often to a fault. I throw myself into many a things with all I have, which confuses many people and at times leads to a misunderstanding of the motive. Working with… Continue reading Igniting Passion: Reflection of EdCampNJ 2013
Preface: Collaborative blog by @Principal_EL and @iplante in the spirit of #Satchat and #CE13 Every Saturday morning hundreds of dedicated and committed educators from around the world start their weekends with professional development at 7:30-8:30 am EST and 10:30 EST for the west coast version. Founded and led by Brad Currie (@bcurrie), Scott Rocco (@ScottRRocco), and… Continue reading What if #Satchat started a school?
As we approach October, Connected Educators Month, I reflect on the value of the connections I have made to others across the globe on my path to connectedness. However, when I began this path, I had no idea where the road would lead. I recall hearing about Twitter in 2009 at a conference I attended… Continue reading How Twitter chats support being a Connected Educator
A year ago, I ended up in the role of Director of Technology after several years of being Academic Technology Coordinator. The role came to me sort of by circumstance, and bam! all tech came to my responsibility. I was so excited and nervous. I had been having lots of ideas flow through my head,… Continue reading First Reflections
I love technology and always have. Several years ago, making videos of school sporting events and showing them at our morning meetings led into a role of technology coordinator. My school knew they needed more educational technology, and since I had some skills they asked me to take on the role. Since that time, I… Continue reading Who is more out of touch? Twitter or me?